Christopher sly coconut cream pie

Yield: 1 9" pie

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Pitted dates, soaked 2 hrs in 1/4 c water
1¼ cup Pitted dates, soaked 2 hrs in 1/2 c water
2 cups Water
4 mediums Oranges, juiced -=OR=-
1½ cup Ground almonds
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
1 cup Orange juice
1 teaspoon Ground psyllium husks, optional



CRUST: Cream dates & their soak water with a spoon or electric beaters, until smooth. Stir in the almonds & nutmeg until well mixed. Press the mixture into the bottom & sides of a 9" pie plate.

Make a smooth edge laong the rim.

FILLING: Blend the dates, water, orange juice & psyllium with 2 c shredded coconut until smooth. Stir in the rest of the shredded coconut, along with the vanilla & lemon peel. Pour the mixture into the pie crust, smooth the top. Sprinkle ⅓ c shaved coconut over the top & press down lightly. Sprinkle the rest on top without pressing. Refrigerate for several hours. Will keep up to 3 days.

Frances Kendall, "Sweet Temptations" Submitted By LAWRENCE KELLIE On 03-21-95

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